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Chikungunya virus

Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus


Chikungunya is spread to people through the bite of infected mosquitoes, most often Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. This disease is not spread in Connecticut; however, residents can acquire it by traveling to foreign endemic areas. Outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Asia, Europe, areas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. In Connecticut, surveillance is conducted to identify travel-related cases. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection. The best way to prevent getting sick from chikungunya virus is to prevent mosquito bites.


About Chikungunya

Where Has Chikungunya Virus Been Found?

ArboNET National Data


Traveler’s Health

              Prevent Bug Bites


Information for Clinicians


Clinical Guidance

National Surveillance Case Definition


Connecticut Provider Reporting Information


Connecticut Laboratory Reporting Information


Directory of Clinical Testing Services provided by the State Public Health Laboratory

State Public Health Laboratory Contacts – for additional information


Connecticut Chikungunya Surveillance


The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) added Chikungunya to the list of state-wide reportable diseases in 2015. In Connecticut, surveillance is conducted to identify travel-related cases. An average of 6 cases (range 0 to 16) have been reported to DPH annually.

Connecticut Annual Infectious Diseases Statistics



This page last updated 9/9/2022.